Sylvia Herold & The Rhythm Bugs
ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs sing lighthearted swing and mid-century pop songs in lush three-part harmony. Sylvia Herold (Wake the Dead, Cats & Jammers, Euphonia), Ed Johnson (vocals/guitar), Jennifer Scott (vocals/piano), and Cary Black (acoustic bass/vocals) draw from their new CD, The Spider and the Fly. The disc takes its name-and its spirit-from the Fats Waller song, "The Spider and the Fly," a tale of leggy seduction. The material ranges from high-society jazz to low-down Basin Street ballads. The focus is on the elegant vocal arrangements reminiscent of the Pied Pipers and the Boswell Sisters. Combining jazz and entomology, Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs concoct a honey of a musical cocktail that will give listeners a buzz.